Online FAA Remote Pilot Certification Test Preparation

Date: 3/13/2020 - 12/31/2023 11:59 PM

Location: Online





This UMTC self-paced online course is based on a recorded presentation by Aviation and UAS industry experts and is geared toward individuals who wish to earn their FAA Remote Pilot Certification. Students will also learn about UAS Safety Management Practices that insurance companies and risk managers encourage.

This 9 hour course covers all required knowledge content areas of the FAA’s Remote Pilot Test including: Regulations, The National Airspace System, Weather, Aircraft Loading and Performance, and Flight Operations. Upon completion, students should feel qualified to take the FAA Remote Pilot Test.

Course Objectives

• To prepare attendees with minimal UAS experience for the FAA Remote Pilot Test.

• To introduce attendees to FAA requirements for drone operations as they apply to both private and public entities.

• To introduce attendees FAA Remote Pilot Regulations.

• To highlight some of the most common safety practices for both current and potential drone operators.


Accommodations for Disabilities: UMTC endeavors to provide an inclusive learning environment for all. If you require special services or arrangements to fully participate in this workshop, please contact Stephanie Cottrell at or 413-800-2655 as soon as possible to discuss reasonable accommodations for your access needs.


Register by 12/31/2023
Private Sector


Register by 12/31/2023
Public Sector


If you are having trouble registering, please email or call (413) 545-2604 for assistance.

First Name Affiliation
Rony Private Citizen
Jeff UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)
Sean Private Citizen
Tatiana University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)
Sarah University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)
Ed Private Citizen
Holly University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)
Jack UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)
Peter University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)
Daryl MassDOT District 2
Michael Antioch University New England
david Private Citizen
Paul Antioch University New England
Nicholas Alfred Benesch & Co. (CT)
Marcus Private Citizen
Jason Private Citizen
Robert STCC
Peter University of Massachusetts Building Authority
Alec Antioch University New England
Ricky Alfred Benesch & Co. (CT)
Laura Mitchell Sand & Gravel, LLC
Larry AI Engineers, Inc
James Private Citizen
John Private Citizen
Mack AI Engineers, Inc
Mark Town of Westford Water Department
Scott BSC Group, Inc. (Main Office)
Emily Antioch University New England
Carlin Northern Middlesex Council of Governments
Gerard Town of Wellesley
Nathan US Fish & Wildlife Service
Anthony Town of Natick
Barry Town of Medway
Joseph City of Framingham DPW
Steve UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)
Karen UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)
Richard City of Taunton
David Town of Easton
Charles University of Connecticut
Robert Town of Medfield
Brandon Connecticut Transportation Institute
Angela Town of Palmer DPW
Hilary University of Massachusetts Cranberry Station (UMass)
Barry Town of Medway
Andrew Town of Tewksbury
Ian City of Worcester Water & Sewer Operations
Mike Town of Winchester
  • David Price
    at Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (MA)

    David Price - UMass Course Instructor, VP, Association of Professional Drone Pilots, Pilot in Charge, Greenman,Pedersen, Inc.

  • Ryan Wicks
    UMass Air Pilot at UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)

    Ryan Wicks - UMass Course Instructor, UMass Air Drone Pilot, Diversity Programs Outreach Coordinator